Sitting all day causes your hip flexors and hamstrings to shorten and stiffen so that when you get up you are unable to achieve good vertical alignment contributing to knee, hip and low back pain. In addition, your circulation is impaired in your lower extremities as your foot and ankle do not move enough to help your lymphatic system move fluids from the lower half of your body up and out to restore it to a healthy state. Using Lean™ on your chair allows your rib cage to expand and helps fill your lungs with oxygen while restoring normal thoracic mobility to your spine as well as allowing your shoulders to stay wide reducing poor head and shoulder postures that are detrimental to your health. Standing on the Minis for 5 minutes will restore the proprioception you need to have good alignment and enable your center of gravity to be within your base of support as the muscles perform micro-movements to improve the circulation throughout you musculoskeletal system.
I know I have to change certain behaviors to manage my back pain, but this has been the most effective and simple first step. It is extremely easy to implement into my work environment with immediate results. Wish I found this twenty years ago, better late than never.
LEAN makes my job easier. As the office manager of a large medical practice I am sitting at my computer most of the day. Now I am more comfortable and my posture has improved too.
I use this device everyday and it has been a great addition to my daily life. The support and ability to maneuver and change the effects based on how my back feels is very important. The results have been measurable and it’s fool-proof to use!
After 2 weeks of having LEAN at work, I have become aware of my upper body’s need to adjust, open and re-align from sitting all day. Now that I am conscious of my posture and alignment, I can’t go back. Grateful for this tool!